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    Inexpensive rangefinder with larger viewfinder / for crappy eyes

    Sold the Leica II both for monetary reasons and because my eyes simply aren't good enough for the tiny VF/RF windows on the back of it.

    What are some RF models that have a relatively large viewfinder for a reasonable cost? Fixed lens is fine.

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    I would vote for the Konica Auto S2. Not sure how much better the VF is over the Leica II though.
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    If you're willing to take a chance on a Soviet camera, the viewfinder on the Zorki 4 (and possibly other Zorki models) gives a life-size view and has diopter adjustment.

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    Voigtlander R3a has a 1:1 view. I guess it all depends on what you call inexpensive.
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    If you wear glasses, then the best solution is the Zeiss Ikon, next the Bessas - which model will depend on which FL you use the most: R4 for 28mm, R2 for 35mm, R3 for 75mm and (just barely) 50mm.

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    The diopter adjustment on the Zorki 4 is pretty nice. Bright viewfinder, too.

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    How could you go wrong with a Koni Omega?

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    Canon Sure-Shot Owl:

    http://www.rodrigofaustini.net/photo...=697&u=33542,1

    Autofocus is rather nice to have when one's eyes start failing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
    Canon Sure-Shot Owl:

    http://www.rodrigofaustini.net/photo...=697&u=33542,1

    Autofocus is rather nice to have when one's eyes start failing.
    Hey! I resemble that remark!

    Seriously though, I wouldn't say my eyes are *bad*, I'm just used to the larger SLR viewfinders as opposed to the smaller rangefinder windows. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

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    Yashica fixed lens rangefinders have very good viewfinders. The best of the bunch is Yashica Electro 35 GX which is as good as a Leica with a Summicron IMO. You can find them for $50-100.

    The oddball camera with a great, large viewfinder is Retina IIS.

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